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world heritage turns 60. this is deja vu news to live from berlin saudi backed forces strike back in yemen after separatists take control of yemen's temporary capital saudi arabia's allies call it a coup when launching airstrikes also on the program. lawmakers in the u.s. demanding answers after a discreet billionaire jeffrey epstein dies in jail before facing sex trafficking charges they could have been implicated the rich and powerful.
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michael ok welcome to the program a saudi you've led coalition says it has launched air strikes targeting southern separatists in yemen after they broke ranks and seized the presidential palace in the 2nd city aden the coalition is calling that a coup and he's blaming the united arab emirates which until now had sided with saudi arabia in the 4 year conflict will get the latest from that yemeni capital sanaa in a moment but 1st a look at the development that has apparently split the 2 middle eastern ally. 6 fighters seeking renewed and dependence for yemen sites take control of the presidential palace the separatists backed by the united arab emirates say they seized the compound without a fight since 2014 they have been part of the same deal. military coalition
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fighting the who's the rebels now the allies appears to have turned on each other further complicating efforts for peace. got a lot of that today we achieved a big victory in the sates capitol 8 and untamed pro-government battalions were defeated. it follows several days of intense fighting in aden with residents often caught in the cross-fire violence escalated after dozens of separatist soldiers were killed in an attack on august 1st a week later an airstrike hit a bus on a summer school trip killing more than 50 people including 40 children may dicks have warned that hospitals are stretched to the limit. yemen's war began 5 years ago and escalated in 2015 when a saudi led military coalition intervened in support of the country's embattled
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government after heathy rebels took the capital center. tens of thousands of people have been killed in the conflict the vast majority of them civilians it's brought to the brink of famine with the u.n. saying it is the world's worst humanitarian crisis. that we have peace said we will resume food distribution following the 1st of all for the 850000 people inside the city who have not received food rations from w.s.p. for the last 2 months. and this to me to 80 for shame to be here in this particular mission requires some form of protection or humanitarian assistance and millions of children are suffering from severe malnutrition a color break back in 2017 killed thousands of people. after the recent upsurge in heavy fighting in aden the aid agency doctors without borders has described the city as
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a battlefield as civilians continue to bear the brunt of this ongoing conflicts. lawmakers in the u.s. are calling for answers following the death in prison of disgraced financier geoffrey epstein there has been widespread skepticism as to how he could have taken his own life in a high security federal jail just weeks after an apparent previous suicide attempt obscene was jailed last month on sex trafficking charges that could have implicated numerous wealthy and powerful people the f.b.i. is now investigating his death. he had already been found injured in a cell a few weeks ago then the multi-millionaire was found dead in the new york jail where he was awaiting trial an apparent suicide. the convicted pedophile was facing up to 45 years behind bars on sex trafficking and conspiracy charges. epstein a high powered investor was accused of having sexually abused girls as young as 14
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at parties in his palm beach villa where he reportedly passed the girls on to his guests what made the case explosive was the few notes he has connections to public figures including british royal prince andrew former u.s. president bill clinton as well as the sitting president donald trump charges were already brought against him in 2008 a controversial plea deal spared him time in prison. if i wasn't afraid to come forward sooner than we'd be he one of the girls i feel really guilty to list. a conviction for epstein could have meant the rest of his life in prison now many questions remain will the authorities further investigate the sex trafficking allegations and will possible accomplices be held to account. earlier we spoke to deja vu correspondent pablo fully ileus in washington we asked him about the reaction to geoffrey epstein's death among us political leaders and law enforcement officials. their reaction to the death of geoffrey epstein has been one of shock
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and anger here in the united states and in fact the attorney general william barr said that he was a poll to learn that jeffrey epstein. being found dead in an apparent suicide he said in addition to the f.b.i. investigation he had consulted with the inspector general who is opening an investigation to also senators such as the republican senator abend sasse said that he had written a letter to the attorney general in which he said the justice department had failed and epstein's coconspirators must think in. that they have gotten one last sweet deal at the mayor of new york city bill at the blast you know and also one of the cons of a presidency is that democrats said that some of the wealthiest people in the world committed a horrible crime and if they think for a 2nd that they've gotten away with it because jeffrey epstein is dance he said they're wrong many questions are also being raised over how this could have happened considering that just weeks ago geoffrey epstein being found unresponsive
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in his prison cell in what was being investigated as a attempted suicides but of course the shift now focus is to jeffrey epstein. victims those who had accused him of of some very serious crimes indeed what happens now representatives for them have said that they are going to push ahead perhaps with civil action lawsuits but of course it's early days there's also a lot of spotlight now on many of the. names that have been mentioned in relation to the investigation into jeffrey epstein many many well known names from the world of politics of business of entertainment so what exactly was their relationship with jeffrey epstein so in the days and weeks now that are that are ahead of us i'm sure that we're going to be hearing more and more over where. this
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case against jeffrey epstein is going to go but it's definitely far from over at the spite his death from an apparent suicide in new york city. did you abuse public fully elite is there now to some of the other stories making news around the world officials say at least 154 people have been killed in severe monsoon driven flooding in india were than 1000000 people have been displaced or were evacuated is waters called severe damage sure hoons infrastructure the military has been deployed in the worst hit areas. the un has condemned an attack that killed at least 3 staff members in the libyan city of benghazi a car bomb ripped through a crowded shopping center at eve warring sides in the country had agreed to a cease fire and head of the islamic festival no group has claimed responsibility for the explosion. goes to the polls sunday to vote in a controversial presidential runoff the turnout for the 1st round was poor and it
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appears there is little enthusiasm for the 2 main candidates the central american country faces many challenges including widespread poverty and unemployment. in russia tens of thousands of opposition supporters have been staging protests in moscow and st petersburg there's a big a show of opposition in russia for nearly a decade police detained up to 200 people including a prominent opposition figure protesters are demanding democratic local elections. riot police were out in force even though the latest demonstration in moscow had been officially. police arrested nearly 200 protesters and blocked access to the president's head quotes is among those detained was the opposition activists snoop of some form who's been on a hunger strike. all opposition candidates have been barred from running in next
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month's moscow city hall elections. they need to drop all of the politically motivated cases against papal. election. because the current one isn't doing his job properly. thousands have been detained over the summer as the no just opposition movement seen in russia since 2012 gathers pace. has come here to be counted on to show the to have the right to choose who to vote for. it's impossible to stay at home. we have to show the authorities they can't just ignore what the people think now though which it would when you. start to shouldn't be able to arrest people for no reason yeah it's actually. not unfortunately we all seem to cross the whole country months is what i am see here all candidates whatever
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their views and political positions should be allowed to run in any elections that number should make its own way but russia's summer of discontent is far from over more mass protests are expected in the runup to the vote in moscow in early september. it was the document that led to the european union the treaty of rome was signed just 12 years after world war 2 ended it called for close economic cooperation between the countries of western europe bringing together former foes today only one participant in those negotiations is still alive survivor renee have a cop and she's warning that populist movements could undo the work many saw as creating a new europe. 90 year old who may have a compass is the last living person to have witnessed the founding of europe half a compass present when the treaty of rome was negotiated in 1957 she was 27 and
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working as an interpreter alongside belgian politician palm leaf spock regarded as one of the founders of european unification. simle teeniest and you're not with people any more. back than half a compass always at the table usually next to spock during the 2nd world war spawn could be minister of foreign affairs of the government in exile in rome he was the european reaching out to the germans a miraculous achievement barely 10 years after the end of the war with us so you have to be i truly believe that someone like as a nerd definitely wanted something else. and this could only be your ip the same thing it was always your peace it's never again. half a compass a holocaust survivor she and her jewish family went into hiding in belgium after they fled the nazis in their hometown of cologne. he did say he you know the idea of ever going to germany again as
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a tourist or at least her accompanying spark for my work was hard to grasp just in half a comes home and brussels is full of memories of the time when europe began to unite as an interpreter she witnessed the 1st brussels commission she's deeply concerned that some current nationalistic and populist of governments are questioning the idea of a united europe again but she has an explanation. well vesey poor poor miss most and then populism which i don't call it populism but nationalism is on the rise again everywhere in belgium but also in holland and france everywhere and now we don't know how to come out with the idea of europe again this one called come and why is nationalism on the rise again. version the 3rd because we were probably too idealistic we didn't make it clear enough to people how hard it is to give up something you have less money that. 1st up president of all the heads of state
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margaret factor was the one man a half accompaniment to most long before breaks at a 90 year old can't fathom that britain is now about to leave the e.u. indefinitely. or divestment us in this is service nix a well be a solution. they have to get out 1st of all so they can get back and again it's and if and whether they actually believe that is the question because boris johnson will not be able to achieve any more than magic. as. i can't remember what she's called again or a movie that was made by the. pope never dies. you have to have good love to me i believed in it when i was young there was total enthusiasm for year absolutely. there's hope that the next generation will somehow fix the crisis europe is in that they too will dream of
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a united here of. you washington news that live from berlin up next how does the great firewall of china work that's on shift on michael ok thanks for watching more news in 45 minutes as overage see that. where i come from we have to fight for a free press and was born and raised in a military dictatorship with just one t.v. shadow and if your newspapers when official information as a journalist i have worked on the streets of many qantas and their problems.

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